1960 USAC Championship Car season

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1960 USAC Championship Car season
USAC National Championship Trail
Season
Races 12
Start date April 10
End date November 20
Awards
National champion United States A. J. Foyt
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Jim Rathmann
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1959 1961

The 1960 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 12 races, beginning in Trenton, New Jersey on April 10 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 20. There were also two non-championship events at Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and Pikes Peak, Colorado. This was the final year that the Indianapolis 500 was a part of the Formula One World Championship. The USAC National Champion was A. J. Foyt and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Jim Rathmann. Jimmy Bryan, who won the 1958 Indianapolis 500 and the National Championship three times (1954, 1956, 1957), was killed in an accident during the Langhorne 100 at Langhorne Speedway; he was 34 years old.

Schedule and results[edit]

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 10 United States Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved United States Johnny Thomson United States Rodger Ward
NC April 13 United States Langhorne 10 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Don Branson United States Don Branson
2 May 30 United States International 500 Mile SweepstakesA Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved United States Eddie Sachs United States Jim Rathmann
3 June 5 United States Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved United States Lloyd Ruby United States Rodger Ward
4 June 19 United States Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Don Branson United States Jim Hurtubise
NC July 4 United States Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill United States Al UnserB United States Bobby Unser
5 August 20 United States Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Don Branson United States Jim Packard
6 August 28 United States Milwaukee 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved United States Rodger Ward United States Len Sutton
7 September 5 United States Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt United States Don Branson United States A. J. Foyt
8 September 10 United States Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt United States Johnny Thomson United States Bobby Grim
9 September 17 United States Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt United States Rodger Ward United States A. J. Foyt
10 September 25 United States Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved United States Don Branson United States Eddie Sachs
11 October 30 United States Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt United States Don Branson United States A. J. Foyt
12 November 20 United States Bobby Ball Memorial Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt United States Bob Cleberg United States A. J. Foyt
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
  Non-championship race
^A Indianapolis 500 was USAC-sanctioned and counted towards the FIA F1 World Drivers' Championship title.
^B No pole is awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, in this schedule on the pole is the driver who started first. No lap led was awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, however, a lap was awarded to the drivers that completed the climb.

Final points standings[edit]

Pos Driver TRE1
United States
INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
LAN
United States
SPR
United States
MIL2
United States
DQSF
United States
SYR
United States
ISF
United States
TRE2
United States
SAC
United States
PHX
United States
Pts
1 United States A. J. Foyt 4 25 2 16 17 2 1 3 1 3 1 1 1680
2 United States Rodger Ward 1 2 1 DNQ 21 16 18 14 2 17 10 1390
3 United States Don Branson 22 4 22 15 7 19 8 12 4 4 3 4 1220
4 United States Jim Rathmann 1 DNQ 18 21 1000
5 United States Tony Bettenhausen 2 23 4 DNQ 15 14 2 2 2 6 5 16 940
6 United States Gene Force 5 28 7 3 DNQ 5 12 16 3 9 6 7 830
7 United States Johnny Thomson 20 5 18 DNQ 9 23 9 4 5 800
8 United States Len Sutton 18 30 3 8 1 DNQ DNQ 7 5 10 DNQ 780
9 United States Lloyd Ruby 7 6 11 4 17 6 7 DNQ 8 DNQ 13 710
10 United States Jim Packard 6 DNQ DNQ 2 1 6 5 13 18 20 700
11 United States Paul Goldsmith 3 700
12 United States Eddie Sachs 8 21 5 13 2 20 4 11 13 1 DNQ 650
13 United States Wayne Weiler 7 24 21 DNQ 5 7 DNQ DNQ 19 7 11 3 500
14 United States Bobby Grim 10 16 19 8 18 DNQ 7 1 16 DNQ 9 5 480
15 United States Eddie Johnson 6 DNQ DNQ DNQ 11 DNQ DNQ DNQ 22 440
16 United States Jim Hurtubise 17 18 11 1 10 26 13 15 12 13 14 2 420
17 United States Dick Rathmann 31 10 10 3 DNQ DNQ 10 370
18 United States Parnelli Jones 16 6 DNQ 13 18 6 17 19 2 DNQ 333
19 United States Roger McCluskey DNQ 5 13 DNQ 15 DNQ 6 11 4 DNQ 320
20 United States Al Farmer 11 DNQ DNQ 4 16 25 3 DNQ 15 DNQ DNQ 11 300
21 United States Elmer George DNQ 3 14 8 DNQ 13 6 270
22 United States Ernie Koch 14 9 DNQ 5 DNQ 12 7 DNQ 250
23 United States Bob Veith 8 14 DNP 250
24 United States Don Freeland 21 22 DNQ DNQ 4 DNS 240
25 United States Bud Tingelstad 9 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 14 12 DNQ 210
26 United States Jim McWithey 3 29 DNQ 14 12 DNQ 15 160
27 United States Shorty Templeman 17 13 DNQ 10 10 9 9 DNQ 157
28 United States Bob Christie 10 150
29 United States Chuck Stevenson 15 20 DNQ 6 24 17 DNP 8 130
30 United States Dempsey Wilson 33 DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 DNQ 17 DNQ 18 DNQ DNQ 100
31 United States Red Amick DNQ 11 DNQ 17 100
32 United States Jack Rounds DNQ DNQ 7 11 DNP 18 80
33 United States Chuck Hulse DNQ 11 10 11 17 DNQ 17 70
34 United States Jack Turner DNQ 8 15 DNQ DNQ 50
35 United States Bruce Jacobi DNP DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 50
36 United States A. J. Shepherd 8 DNQ 50
37 United States Bill Homeier 13 DNQ 9 12 DNQ DNQ DNS DNS 50
38 United States Duane Carter 12 DNQ 50
39 United States Johnny Boyd 27 9 22 DNQ DNQ 40
40 United States Gig Stephens 9 DNQ 40
41 United States Don Davis DNQ 9 40
42 United States Lee Drollinger 12 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 10 15 14 40
43 United States Jiggs Peters 12 DNQ DNQ DNP 16 10
44 United States Bob Cleberg DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 10
45 United States Bill Cheesbourg DNQ DNQ 12 DNQ DNQ DNQ 10
- United States Chuck Arnold 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNP DNQ 0
- United States Gene Hartley 19 14 DNQ 0
- United States Al Herman 14 32 0
- United States Harold Leep DNQ DNQ DNQ 14 0
- United States Bill Hyde DNQ 15 0
- United States Len Duncan 15 0
- United States Nelson Stacy 15 0
- United States Chuck Rodee DNQ 17 16 DNQ 0
- United States Danny Jones 16 18 0
- United States Ralph Liguori 16 DNQ 0
- United States Jimmy Bryan 19 DNQ 18 0
- United States Troy Ruttman 20 DNQ 0
- United States Eddie Russo 26 0
- United States Ebb Rose DNQ DNQ DNQ DNS DNQ 0
- United States Tommy Copp DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Jimmy Davies DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Norm Hall DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Johnny Tolan DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Paul Russo DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- Canada Bob McLean DNQ DNQ DNP 0
- United States Johnny Coy DNP DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Russ Congdon DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Cliff Griffith DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Tony Romit DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Mike Magill DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Bob Tattersall DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Mike McGreevy DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Jim Hemmings DNP DNQ 0
- United States George Constantine DNQ 0
- United States Jimmy Daywalt DNQ 0
- United States Duke Dinsmore DNQ 0
- United States Jack Ensley DNQ 0
- United States Bob Gregg DNQ 0
- United States Eddie Jackson DNQ 0
- United States Al Keller DNQ 0
- United States Marvin Pifer DNQ 0
- United States Bob Wente DNQ 0
- United States Chuck Weyant DNQ 0
- United States Wib Spalding DNQ 0
- United States Bobby Marshman DNQ 0
- United States Cliff Spalding DNQ 0
- United States Don Horvath DNQ 0
- United States Foster Campbell DNP 0
- United States Leon Clum DNP 0
Pos Driver TRE1
United States
INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
LAN
United States
SPR
United States
MIL2
United States
DQSF
United States
SYR
United States
ISF
United States
TRE2
United States
SAC
United States
PHX
United States
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

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